Safety

After incident, hospital invests in security technology

Hospital Safety Insider, December 22, 2011

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On November 19, a 48-year-old man fatally shot himself just outside the emergency room of Massena (NY) Memorial Hospital.

Since then, the hospital's board voted almost unanimously to fund increased security measures, including pendants staff can wear that call police with the push of a button. Funding is also available for other technology upgrades, such as more surveillance cameras.

The possibility of adding more security guards was a point of contention at recent contract negotiations between the hospital and its nurses. That issue is still being considered, according the hospital.

Source: Watertown Daily News



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